If you read only 1 book about the Civil War...

... I recommend that that book is The Civil War in South Carolina: Selections from the South Carolina Historical Magazine edited by Lawrence S. Rowland and Stephen G. Hoffius. They did yeoman's work scouring the 112 volumes of theSouth Carolina Historical Magazine for representative articles. 

Beaufort District's unique history during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras is featured in the Sea Islands section. 

Mark your calendars: On November 7th, we are commemorating the150th Anniversary of the Battle of Port Royal in Frissell Community House on the historic Penn School campus. We are grateful that Penn Center is co-sponsoring the evening session. Keynote speaker is Mike Coker on his book, The Battle of Port Royal. The Commemoration program on Penn Center begins at 6:30pm. At the conclusion of the program, Coker, Dr. Rowland and Hoffius, and Neil Baxley, author of No Prouder Fate, will be on hand to sell and sign their books.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.